Geoff Swaim
Swaim with the Dallas Cowboys
No. 87     
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-09-16) September 16, 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth: Chico, California
Career information
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 7 / Pick: 246
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Dallas Cowboys ( 2015 2018)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions     35
Receiving yards     336
Receiving touchdowns     1
Stats at

Geoff Swaim (born September 16, 1993) is an American football tight end for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Texas.

Early yearsEdit

Swaim attended Pleasant Valley High School, where he played high school football.[1] He played linebacker and received All-section and All-league honors as a senior, after registering 124 tackles (65 solo), 6 sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery and 2 blocked extra points. He also participated in basketball.

College careerEdit

Swaim enrolled Butte College where he was converted to tight end and was a two-year starter, helping the team win back-to-back bowls and the 2012 Nor Cal Conference Championship.[2]

After his sophomore season, he transferred to the University of Texas where he was a two-year starter, being used mostly as a blocking tight end and on special teams. He finished with 22 starts out of 26 games, 13 receptions for 84 yards and one touchdown.

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Year Team G Rec Yds Avg TD
2013 Texas 3 3 14 4.7 0
2014 Texas 8 10 70 7.0 1
Career 11 13 84 6.5 1

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 4⅜ in 252 lb 4.71 s 1.66 s 2.73 s 4.58 s 7.28 s 35½ in 10 ft 4 in

Dallas CowboysEdit

Swaim was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round (246th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.[4] The Cowboys traded their sixth round pick (178th overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a seventh round pick after it became apparent Swaim was considering signing with the San Diego Chargers if he had become an undrafted free agent.[5] Swaim was the 17th tight end drafted in 2015.

He played well enough in the preseason to force the team to make the unusual of move of keeping four tight ends. As a rookie, he was declared inactive for 12 games, while playing in 4 contests. He had one start against the New England Patriots, when he replaced an injured James Hanna and the Cowboys opened in a three-tight end set. The season-ending injury to Gavin Escobar, gave him a chance to play in the last 2 games and record one reception for no yards.[6]

In 2016, he became the backup and blocking tight end after James Hanna missed the season with a knee bone bruise. He started the season opener against the New York Giants as the second tight end. He started in the ninth game against the Pittsburgh Steelers as the second tight end, but suffered a pectoral injury and was replaced by Escobar. On November 16, he was placed on the injured reserve list with a pectoral tear.[7] He started 6 out of 9 games, making 6 receptions for 69 yards.[8]

In 2017, he missed part of the offseason because of a foot fracture he suffered during a personal workout. He was the third-string tight end behind Hanna. He was declared inactive against the Atlanta Falcons because of a knee injury he suffered in practice. He appeared in 15 games, posting 2 receptions for 25 yards.[9]

In 2018, Swaim entered the season as the Cowboys starting tight end after the sudden retirements of Jason Witten and Hanna. In the third game against the Seattle Seahawks, he had a career-high 5 receptions. In the fourth game against the Detroit Lions, Swaim scored his first professional touchdown on a one-yard reception from quarterback Dak Prescott.[10] In the fifth game against the Houston Texans, he had a career-high 55 receiving yards. He started nine games before suffering a broken bone in his wrist in the Week 11 contest against the Atlanta Falcons. He missed the next four games before being placed on injured reserve on December 22.[11] He was used mostly for blocking purposes, finishing the season with a career-high 26 receptions for 242 yards and one touchdown. He was a solid blocking tight end during his career with the Cowboys, that had his development limited by injuries.

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On March 15, 2019, Swaim was signed as a free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

His brother Mycal Swaim was a part of the 2014 preseason roster, as a defensive back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mycal attended college and played NCAA football at Eastern Michigan University.


  1. "Chico’s Geoff Swaim ready to seize starting opportunity with Cowboys" (in en-US). Chico Enterprise-Record. August 3, 2018.
  2. "Cowboys’ Geoff Swaim starts season close to home" (in en-US). Chico Enterprise-Record. August 10, 2018.
  3. "Geoff Swaim, DS #37 TE, Texas". Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  4. "2015 NFL Draft Listing" (in en).
  5. "Pleasant Valley High grad, former Butte College standout drafted by Dallas Cowboys". Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  6. "Geoff Swaim 2015 Game Log" (in en).
  7. Halprin, Dave (November 16, 2016). "Cowboys Make Roster Move; Orlando Scandrick Practices".
  8. "Geoff Swaim 2016 Game Log" (in en).
  9. "Geoff Swaim 2017 Game Log" (in en).
  10. Bohls, Kirk. "Bohls: Dallas tight end Geoff Swaim scores first NFL touchdown" (in en). Austin American.
  11. Helman, David (December 22, 2018). "Swaim Moved To IR; RB Jackson To Active Roster".
  12. "Jaguars signing ex-Cowboys tight end Swaim". March 15, 2019.

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